Harry Leahey

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A new electric vehicle (EV) regeneration company called Inverted has released its first model, a two-door Range Rover Classic, that has been modified to operate on electric power.


The firm, which was founded in 2021 by British entrepreneur and Range Rover enthusiast Henry Millington, will sell the classic 4x4 in three variations: two-door, four-door, and LSE.


The conversion features an 80kWh battery module and drive unit from a Tesla, replacing the car’s original combustion engine. Inverted says this will be good enough to provide a range of 200 miles on a full charge, and can be replenished at speeds of up to 100kW, meaning 20 to 80 per cent charge in 34 minutes. 


With 449 bhp and 442lb ft of torque, the motor allows the car to accelerate from 0-60mph in roughly five seconds. 


While the combustion engine is removed, the company will retain the car’s four-wheel-drive feature, though will improve its original axles to handle the extra power. 


The car's conversion also comes with new Alcon front brakes, a road handling package, which is available as an option, as well as adjustable shock absorbers, anti-roll bars and stiffer springs.


Inverted will also offer a full restoration, including both the exterior and interior, for every car it converts to electric power. 


Other features include soundproofing, air conditioning, central locking, a reversing camera, a new sound system, heated seams, and infotainment with smartphone compatibility.


Millington stated that he launched Inverted to "future-proof" the Range Rover Classic, which was produced between 1969 and 1996. 


Inverted will offer custom cars for its customers, with prices starting at £225,000 (excluding VAT). 


The conversion process is expected to take between 12 and 18 months to complete, and Inverted will only produce up to six vehicles each year to create exclusivity.

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Harry Leahey 02/05/23